Images from the 2010 Gala
Live music by Pompey and the Bebop Patrol
Byron Rempel, author of No Limits.
Winner of the 2010 Quebec Writing Competition, Taqralik Partridge, and her daughter.
Maya Munro Byers, owner of Babar Books and sponsor of the QWF Prize for Children's and Young Adult Literature.
Maria Turner (editor of carte blanche) and Mark Gallop (sponsor of the 3Macs carte blanche Prize) with the winner of this year's prize, Mark Paterson.
Winner of the QWF Prize for Children’s and Young Adult Literature, Caryl Cude Mullin.
Host Andy Nulman welcomes a wave of laughter from the crowd.
QWF board member Ian Ferrier catches an idea on paper (and a straw in his beard).
Sponsor of the Cole Foundation Prize for Translation, Barry Cole with author Paule Champoux, this year's prize winner.
QWF Executive Director Lori Schubert with President Elise Moser.
Winner of the 2010 A. M. Klein Prize for Poetry, Kate Hall.
City of Westmount Mayor Peter Trent with Atwater Library and Computer Centre's Executive Director Lynn Verge and Library Manager Aude McDermott.

All photographs © Studio Iris.

Many more QWF Gala photos can be viewed on the photographer's web site. To view the whole album, go to, click on "store" and then "client login." The password is "qwfgala2010."

Winners of the 2010 QWF Literary Awards

On November 23, 2010, the Quebec Writers' Federation held its annual Awards Gala at the Lion d'Or in Montreal. Six literary prizes, a Community Award, and the 3Macs carte blanche Prize, and the winners and runners-up of the 2010 Quebec writing Competition were presented. The event was hosted by Andy Nulman.

2010 QWF Award Winners

Prix de Traduction Fondation Cole ($2000)
Translated to French from English
Sponsored by The Cole Foundation
Paule Champoux
Québec, ville du patrimoine mondial
Éditions Sylvain Harvey
translation of
Quebec, World Heritage City
by David Mendel
Éditions Sylvain Harvey
Mavis Gallant Prize for Non-fiction ($2000)
Sponsored by Champlain, Dawson, Heritage, John Abbott, and Vanier Colleges
Cleo Paskal
Global Warring: How Environmental, Economic, and Political Crises Will Redraw the World Map
Key Porter Books
QWF First Book Prize ($2000)
Sean Mills
The Empire Within: Postcolonial Thought and Political Activism in Sixties Montreal
McGill-Queen’s University Press
A.M. Klein Prize for Poetry ($2000)
Sponsored by Jacques Nolin
Kate Hall
The Certainty Dream
Coach House Books
Paragraphe Hugh MacLennan Prize for Fiction ($2000)
Sponsored by Paragraphe Bookstore
Miguel Syjuco
Penguin Group (Canada)
QWF Prize for Children’s and Young Adult Literature ($2000)
Caryl Cude Mullin
Rough Magic
Second Story Press
Community Award
Ilona Martonfi
3 Macs carte blanche Prize ($300)
Sponsored by Mark Gallop, of MacDougall, MacDougall & MacTier Inc.
Mark Paterson
"Something Important and Delicate"
Quebec Writing Competition Prize ($1000)
Taqralik Partridge - First Prize
Michelle Ann Jenkins - Second Prize
Joshua Levy - Second Prize